19-Year Old Jesse Van Kuijk Builds Wooden Plane

Dang! You got shocks, pegs… lucky! You ever take it on some sweet jumps [Napoleon Dynamite reference]? The above wooden plane was made by a 19 year old, who spent 3 years constructing it.  Now the outcome of his hard work is being put to action.  The wingspan is about 85 feet and it can hop a distance of 35 feet.  The pedals spin the propeller which lifts the plane off.  The height that the plane can go up to is about 5 feet. The idea was put into action by Dutch kid Jesse van Kuijk.  Jesse has never flown a real plane, but he studied self-powered craft such as the Gossamer Condor.  American pilot Bryan Allen also gave Jesse some tips during the construction.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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